Johansson secured a one-year, two-way contract with Colorado on Tuesday. Johansson played in just eight games for the Avs after being acquired from Buffalo at the trade deadline. In those contests, the 25-year-old netminder posted a solid 5-1-1 record with a 2.06 GAA and one shut out. Whether Johansson secures a spot on the 23-man roster for Opening Night will likely depend on whether the team re-signs both Philipp Grubauer and Devan Dubnyk.
Johansson stopped 21 of 22 shots in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Kings. Johansson backstopped the Avalanche to the win they needed to claim the Presidents' Trophy for the league's best overall record. The 25-year-old finished the regular season with a 5-6-2 record in 15 appearances. He posted a 2.86 GAA and an .897 save percentage between the Avalanche and the Sabres. In the playoffs, Johansson or Devan Dubnyk will almost exclusively serve as backup to starter Philipp Grubauer.
Johansson will protect the home goal Thursday versus the Kings, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports. Philipp Grubauer shut out the Kings with 18 saves in Wednesday's 6-0 win, but the Avalanche will rest their top goalie even with the Presidents' Trophy on the line Thursday. Johansson has a 4-1-1 record with a 2.23 GAA and a .907 save percentage in seven appearances since he joined the Avalanche via trade from the Sabres.
Johansson stopped 16 of 18 shots in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Kings. Johansson wasn't overly challenged in the contest, although the two goals he allowed made it a close game. The Swede improved to 4-6-2 in 14 appearances between the Avalanche and the Sabres this season. Johansson has a 3.01 GAA and an .894 save percentage overall. Philipp Grubauer will likely handle the goaltending duties Monday versus the Golden Knights, but Johansson could play against the Kings on either Wednesday or Thursday.
Johansson will start Saturday's road game versus the Kings, Dan Greenspan of NHL.com reports. Johansson will play the second half of a back-to-back after Philipp Grubauer guided the Avalanche to a 3-2 win over the Kings on Friday. Since joining the Avalanche via trade, Johansson has a 3-1-1 record with a 2.27 GAA and a .910 save percentage in six appearances.
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